Quality Inn Airport
1020 S. Dale Mabry
Tampa, FL 33629
Phone: (813) 254-3005
Fax: (813) 253-2909
The Bob Martinez Sports Center is a 3,432 seat multi-purpose arena at The University of Tampa campus and was opened in 1984. It hosts basketball, volleyball, fencing, gymnastics, cheer-leading, various events, activities and more. It's also the home to the Tampa Bay Strong Dogs of the American Basketball Association and the University of Tampa Spartans basketball team. Parking is also available, with around 800 covered spaces available.
Pepin Stadium is one of the finest college sporting facilities in the country. This facility was renamed Art and Polly Pepin Stadium in 2002 with a dedication to Arthur D. Pepin (Pepin Distributors) and his wife Polly, who have donated generously for the improvement and maintenance of this sporting arena. This is a regular venue for all soccer games played by the University of Tampa. The 1500 seater arena has a partial roof and a press box for coverage and reporters. Added facilities include rest rooms and meeting and storage rooms.
Florida's subtropical climate makes it an ideal place for outdoor activities. Bayshore Boulevard is touted as the lengthiest, extended footway of the globe. Stretching across three miles (4.83 kilometers), it is a scenic road overlooking the Hillsborough Bay. It won't be surprising to see people walking, jogging, cycling or skating at this popular spot. Dotting this beautiful path are many historic homes, giving it a certain vintage charm. It is also home to the annual Gasparilla Parade, where citizens turn into pirates, trying to invade the city.
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park provides for a calm and serene space in a busy town. This recreation park is equipped with modern equipments like LED lighting, adjustable seating arrangement, NEOS 360 Ring featuring challenging games for kids and so forth. Also, the lighting and water supply for the park is done through reclaimed water, thereby conserving water and electricity. It also has playground, picnic area, a separate dog park and walking trail, thereby catering to the entire family. All in all, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is an ideal space to spend a lazy afternoon.
City Bike Tampa is a full service specialty bike shop in downtown Tampa focused on rentals, tours, repairs, parts and more. As an authorized dealer for Bianchi, Orbea, Pedego (electric bicycles), Jamis, Eastern, Sun Cruiser and KHS Bicycles, City Bike Tampa offers a broad selection of products and services for active cyclists and those looking to explore bicycling as a new part of their active lifestyle.
George M. Steinbrenner Field is famously known for being a training home for the New York Yankees and is home-ground for the Hawks Baseball team. Spread across more than 30 acres, this 11,000 seater stadium hosts a lot of trade fairs, concerts etc. besides its share of sports events. With a pub, suites, gift-shop, this stadium can safely be termed as state-of-the-art.
Come aboard this 61-year old merchant ship and experience its history of past service to the US during WWII and both the Korean and Vietnam wars. Take your time on the self-guided tour of the nine decks and get a bird's eye view of the areas where the crew worked and lived. The ship is available for private and corporate events or it can be booked for small group tours. Also, a six hour cruise event can be arranged which includes breakfast, lunch, tours and a fly-over. Make reservations ahead of time to ensure your spot.
The original nine holes at Rocky Point Golf Course were designed by Willie Black in 1910. The course has endured a number of redesigns, the last one by Ron Garl in 1983. The course is short and of average difficulty. There is a considerable amount of sand, and water is in play on 10 holes. This is a public golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated, but not encouraged.
If you're looking for breathtaking views of Florida then Big Red Balloon Sightseeing Adventures is for you. Taking off daily at sunrise you'll be able to get a bird's eye view of alligators lazing in the sun, deer scampering in the early morning, or any one of the amazing sights that make Florida beautiful. Champagne and breakfast are a complementary part of the trip. If you're looking for a romantic ride, be sure to book the Sweetheart Flight which guarantees a private ride with your loved one. Check the website for details and pricing. Reservations are recommended.
If Golf's your forte then head down to Bay Palms Golf Complex in Tampa for a fun day on this lovely course. With beautiful weather and scenic settings this place is a real golfers paradise. It has a 18 hole, par 72 course with a clubhouse and a restaurant to relax after a tiring game. The Bay Palms Golf Complex was named 'Best Golf Program in the Air Force' for 2002. The place also has private lessons for amateur golfers and even rents out the place for events and tournaments.
This solid public layout, at par 72 and 5922 yards from the middle tees, is just what you'd expect from a good public course. The holes aren't terribly long and the course will yield a good score if played with any precision at all. There is sand, and some water, but the hazards aren't confrontational. Rogers Park Golf Course's greens are reasonably flat and the course is normally in decent shape for a public track. This is a public golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated, but not encouraged.
At par 70 and 6163 yards, Babe Zaharias Golf Course is a short but tight venue. There is a considerable amount of out-of-bounds to be avoided, and obviously, accuracy is key. The par-5s are very short and the par-3s are all of average distance. There are three longish par-4s, but they can all be defused with a good tee shot. This is a public golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated, but not encouraged. Open daily 7am onwards.